Monday, November 24, 2014

Peace on Earth

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Hi everyone,

I have another Christmas card to share with you all today. This time round I created an Accordion Card using the Fancy Label Accordion Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

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I used Penny Black’s stamp set to decorate my card.

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Here is the front of my card when it is closed ready to be placed in the envelope. I have also used the Fancy Seasons Frame Edges to decorate each page of this card.

Stamps: Peace on Earth – Penny Black
Paper: White; Purple; Green; Burgundy
Dies: Fancy Label Accordion; Fancy Seasons Frame Edge designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics

 

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Unwrap the Spirit of Christmas

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Hi everyone,

i have another Christmas card to share with you today. This card features one of the Crafter’s Companion Bebunni stamps, which I have layered onto a card using the new Sizzix Snowflake Card Front.

For the Snowflake Card Front I covered a piece of white card with Elizabeth’s Transparent Double Sided Tape (152mm) die cut the snowflake card front and then added Elizabeth Craft Designs Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter.

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Here is the inside of my card, I kept it fairly simple adding a sentiment to a fishtail flag.

Stamps: Bebunni Christmas Present – Crafter’s Companion
Paper: White; Blue; Pink
Dies: Sizzix Snowflakes Card Front; MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax
Other: Black Ink; Elizabeth’s Transparent Double Sided Tape 152mm; Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter; Pink Button; Hemp Cord; Foam Tape; Copics

 

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

World Hello Day

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Hello everyone,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. This week I continue to issue the challenges.

Yesterday was World Hello Day … So for our challenge this week let’s create a card that says “Hello”. Bonus points if your card shows some way that we can say Hello … e.g. by using speech bubbles on your card, using a phone stamp/die; using letters/envelopes on your card; Image of someone sending or delivering mail; saying Hello is different languages etc. 

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I am still trying to use as many of the Christmas stamps and dies I have purchased this year and I am running out of time LOL … my friends say I can’t do it .. but I will give it a go, I have until the end of December after all.

For my card I created a Spiral Circle Pull Card using the die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

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When I was going through my Christmas stash I have on my table, I was excited to see this stamp set with the cute little girl posting a letter/Christmas card. I cut the girl away from the mail box … restamped the mailbox so the letter which normally is overlapping the mailbox was removed, and also stamped the girl again this time mirror imaging her so I could attach her to the back of the one on the front.

For the right hand side of the card the snow drift is included in the stamps … for the left hand side I used Karen Burniston’s Outdoor Edges die set.

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I got so engrossed creating this card that I almost forgot the challenge which was to include the word Hello … so I added a die cut “HELLO” to the spiral.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

  • Anja de Regt
  • Barbara Anders
  • Heather Pulvirenti
  • Helen Cryer
  • Jessie Rone
  • Joanne Grzelak
  • Karen Aicken
  • Kelli Hull
  • Kristine Reynolds
  • Peggy McCurry
  • Tanya Adams (November Guest Designer)
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    Stamps: Christmas Joy Girl – Stamps U Love; Party Paws Sending Love – Crafter’s Companion; Mini Envelope – Stamp It (Aust)
    Paper: White; Red; Wreath DP – Kaisercraft
    Dies: Spiral Circle Pull Card; Clocks & Gears; Outdoor Edges – designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Hello – Cheery Lynn Designs
    Other: Black Ink; Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter; Rock Candy Distress Stickles; Transparent/Gold Glitter Dots;  Foam Tape; Copics

     

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    Friday, November 21, 2014

    A Snowy Christmas Card

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    Hi everyone,

    It’s Frances here today. It's my turn again to share a card over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog

    Living in Australia it is summertime for Christmas ... so I would be very surprised to see any snowflakes haha ... especially seeing we don't even get snow where I live in winter. Even so I still love creating Christmas cards that use snow/snowflakes ... maybe it will cool us down a little ;).

    Here is how I created my card:

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    1. Cut a piece of Red Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz that measures 3 3/4 inches x 5 inches. Layer the Shimmer Sheetz onto a sheet of Elizabeth's Transparent Double Sided Tape Sheet and trim off excess tape.

    2. Place Red Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz into Snowflakes Embossing Folder and emboss.

    3. Use a sanding block to sand the raised snowflakes to reveal the white core of the Shimmer Sheetz.

    4. Layer the Red Embossed Shimmer Sheetz to white card that measures 4 inches x 5 1/4 inches. Cut a piece of Dark Green card that measures 4 1/4 inches x 11 inches, score at 5 1/2 inches and fold in half so it measures 4 1/4 inches x 5 1/2 inches. Layer the Shimmer Sheetz panel to folded card.

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    5. Cut a piece of white card and a piece of Elizabeth's Transparent Double Sided Tape Sheet  that are approx 2 3/4 inches x 5 inches. Remove the release sheet from one side of the tape sheet and set it aside upside down on your desk (shiny side up). Adhere the Double Sided Tape sheet to the piece of white card.

    6. From the Jackie's Christmas Dolls in Oval Peel-Off Stickers remove the Girl in Oval wearing the Santa Hat and the Santa Hat. Place your pieces sticky side up onto the release sheet that we set aside earlier.

    7. Take your white card and place it with the adhesive side facing down onto the release sheet with the Peel-Offs on it. The Peel-Offs will lift from the release sheet and stick to the adhesive on the card stock.

    8. Turn your card so the release sheet is now on top. Take off the release sheet and make sure not to touch the images on the adhesive.

    9. Cover the adhesive with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and polish with your finger. You can see a video Els created using this technique here. Color your images as desired. 

    10. Cut out around the oval shape and also the separate Santa hat. Attach the Santa Hat on top of the one in the oval using foam tape.

    11. Using the main die from the Oval Accordion Card die cut the inner oval from white card. Trim off oval from the frame and layer the glittered oval shape to the white oval. Attach to the top right hand side of card as per photo using foam tape.

    12. Using the Merry Christmas Stand Up Helper die, die cut this 3 times from white card. Trim each piece at the bottom oval and adhere each sentiment onto the other so you have a chipboard like thickness. Adhere this to the lower left hand corner of the card.

    13. Cut a piece of white card 3 1/4 inches x 6 inches, adhere a piece of Elizabeth's Transparent Double Sided Tape Sheet to the front of the card. Die cut the three snowflakes from the Snowflakes die set. Remove protective backing from the front of each snowflake and cover each snowflake with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter, polishing the glitter with your finger.

    14. Layer each snowflake to each other using foam tape. To the centre of the top snowflake add a Transparent/Gold Glitter Dot. (I also added the Glitter Dots to the buttons on the girls dress.) Attach snowflake to the lower left hand side of the card so it is overlapping the oval.

    To Decorate the inside of the Card:

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    15. Roughly trim around the negative Girl in Oval wearing Santa Hat image which remains after using the Peel Off Stickers for your card. Peel off any excess black peel off sticker that may be around your image until you just have the images as per the photo above. 

    16. Cut a piece of Transfer Adhesive approx 3 inches x 4 1/2 inches. Remove the protective backing from the Transfer Sheet and place this onto the Negative portion of the Peel Off Sticker sticker side down. Rub all over the top of the Transfer Sheet and carefully lift this off the Negative image ensuring that the Negative image lifts off with the Transfer Sheet. 

    17. Bring the Transfer Sheet to where you wish the Negative Image to be placed on the inside of your card and place it down on your card and rub all over the image. Carefully lift off the Transfer Sheet ensuring that the Negative image stays on the white card. You can see a video Els created using this technique here. 

    18. Stamp the sentiment on the left hand side of the card. Layer this panel to the inside of your card.

    Thanks for stopping by today!

    Supplies: 

    Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Snowflakes Die (757)
    Merry Christmas Stand Up Helper (939)
    Accordion Oval Card (772) designed by Karen Burniston
    Snowflakes Embossing Folder (E126)
    Jackie's Christmas Dolls in Oval Peel-Off Stickers (SKU 2587)
    Transparent / Gold Glitter Dots (SKU7018)
    Red Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz (SS 0226)
    Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter (639)
    Elizabeth's Transparent Double Sided Tape Sheet (502)
    Tranfers Tape (SKU 600)

    Other
    White Card
    Dark Green Card
    Black Ink Pad
    Verses - Vertical We Wish You Stamp.
    Sanding Block
    Glue
    Foam Tape


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    Happy Birthday For You

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    Hi everyone,

    Today I have another Step-Ups Card to share with you using the Sizzix Balloons Step-Ups Card Framelits designed by Stephanie Barnard.

    The balloons on the concertina part of this die are cut into the card and then you can layer the other balloons over these.

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    Here is a side on view of my card so you can see the dimension of the card.

    Dies: Balloons Step-Ups Card Framelits – Sizzix

     

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    Thursday, November 20, 2014

    Say Cheese!

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    Hi everyone,

    It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. This week Maryann Einam continues as our challenge hostess for the month.

    Maryann has asked us to create a card using photos, photo stamps etc.

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    While shopping at my favorite craft supply shop recently I spied this fun designer paper which I was determined to use on my card this week. As you can see I have created a Pop Up Card using the Lorna Label Pop Up Card  Die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

    To decorate my card I used Photo themed dies from MFT Stamps … the camera; film strip etc.

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    Here is a side on view of my card. This card looks so much better in person that it does in the photos.

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    For the front of my card I have used the Instraframe and a la mode stamp from MFT Stamps.

    Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

    Stamps: A la modes; LLD Document It Captured Memories; Behind the Camera – MFT Stamps
    Paper: White; Pink; Navy; Selfie DP Bella Blvd; Poolside DP – Pebbles Inc
    Dies: Lorna Label Pop Up – designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; PTI Talk Bubble; Mini Film Strip; Insert It Instaframe; Cute Cameras – MFT Stamps
    Other: Black Ink; Foam Stamps; Copics

     

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    Wednesday, November 19, 2014

    Love You

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    Hi everyone,

    I have another Step-Ups Card to share with you today using the new Sizzix Heart Step-Ups Card Framelits designed by Stephanie Barnard. I love that everything you need to create this card came from this die set.

     

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    Here is a side view of my card so you can see the dimension of the card a little easier.

    Paper: Red; Pink; Blue; DP
    Dies: Sizzix Heart Step-Ups Card

     

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    Tuesday, November 18, 2014

    Thanks

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    Hi everyone,

    It's time for another CHF challenge over on the Cornish Heritage Farms Blog.  This week the challenge is hosted by Kelly.

    This time round Kelly has challenged us to use the color brown and create a card of gratitude/thankfulness’'.

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    For my card this week I have used Cornish Heritage Farms Flower Jar Digital Stamp.

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    It’s been a while since I have played with my Sizzix Pop N Cuts dies designed by Karen Burniston as I have been having soooooo much fun playing with her Pop It Ups Dies available from Elizabeth Craft Designs. But this seemed the perfect opportunity to use the Thanks Pop Up Insert.

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    Here is a side on view of my card.

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    Want to play along????

    If you would like to play along with us of course we would love to have you!

    To play create a card using CHF images. You can use either CHF digi or rubber stamps to create a card or project.... anything you like as long as the stamps are Cornish Heritage Farms. (Yes, they can be older stamps.)
    Once you have created your card/project come back here and place a comment with a link to your card/project to this post so that we can see what you created. If you upload your card/project to SCS don't forget to include the keywordCHF66. We can't wait to see what you create!

    Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Design Teams blogs today so see what they created for this challenge.

  • Amber Hillman
  • Kelly Santi
  • Kristine Reynolds
  • Steph Ackerman
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    Stamps: Flower Digital Stamp – Cornish Heritages Farms
    Paper: White; Brown; Green; Illusion DP – Kaisercraft
    Dies: Thanks Pop Up Insert; Pop N Cuts Card Base; Thanks Sizzlits – Designed by Karen Burniston for Sizzix; Thanks Stand Up Helper – Elizabeth Craft Designs; Simply Scallops – MFT Stamps
    Other: Foam Tape; Copics

     

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    Monday, November 17, 2014

    A Christmas Card

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    Hi everyone,

    My card today uses two of the new Sizzix Triplits sets designed by Stephanie Barnard. These are Tags Triplits Die Set and Borders Triplits Thinlits set.

    Dies: Sizzix Tags Triplits; Sizzix Borders Triplits
    Paper: White; Red; Green; DP

     

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    Sunday, November 16, 2014

    Believe

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    Hi everyone,

    I have another Christmas card to share with you today. This one uses the Crafter’s Companion Die’sire Over the Rooftops Die. This is a gorgeous die, although it measures 6 x 6 which means a fairly large card.

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    Here is the inside of my card, I added a sentiment and also another Santa Sleigh die.

    Stamps: Joy, Love and Laughter – Verses
    Paper: White; Green
    Dies: Over The Rooftops – Die’sire Crafter’s Companion; Believe = Elizabeth Craft Designs; Santa Sleigh – Impressions Obsession; Fishtail Flags – MFT Stamps
    Other: Black Ink; Gold Brilliance Ink; Foam Tape

     

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    Saturday, November 15, 2014

    Cracker of a Christmas!

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    Hello everyone,

    It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. This week I continue to issue the challenges.

    Being the third Saturday of the month it is time for a sketch challenge.

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    For my card this week I used this cute dog on a cracker from Crafter’s Companion. I made my on candy dots which I used on the lower right hand corner of my card using the dots that are left over when you die cut the dot frame edge from the Fancy Seasons Frame Edges die set. I applied some adhesive tape to the back of my card before die cutting the frame edge and then I layered 2 or 3 of the dots together and covered the dots with glossy accents.

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    For the inside of my card I used the Lorna Label Pop Up Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I added the tiny crackers which are also included in the stamp set with the dog plus a sentiment I have had for sometime which I liked better than the one in the stamp set.

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    Here is a side view of my card so you can see the pop up part of the card a little easier.

    Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

  • Anja de Regt
  • Barbara Anders
  • Heather Pulvirenti
  • Helen Cryer
  • Jessie Rone
  • Joanne Grzelak
  • Karen Aicken
  • Kelli Hull
  • Kristine Reynolds
  • Peggy McCurry
  • Tanya Adams (November Guest Designer)
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    Stamps: Strawberry & Kisses What A Cracker – Crafter’s Companion; Have A Cracker – Stamp It (Aust)
    Paper: White; Red; Green; 25th and Pine DP – Basic Grey
    Dies: Lorna Label Pop Up – designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other: Black Ink; Glossy Accents; Foam Tape; Copics

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    Friday, November 14, 2014

    Christmas Tag Card

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    Hi everyone,

    It's my turn to post a project over on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today. As you can see by the photo above I am sharing another Christmas card with you today. There are so many different ways to use the new Tags & More dies that I just need to keep playing with them, so for my card today I have used the new Tags & More 2 - Deco set to create a side folded card.

    Here is how I created my card:

    1. Cut a piece of red card so it measures approx 7 1/2 inches x 7 inches (we will be cutting this down so it doesn't need to be exact). Fold the card in half so it measures 3 1/2 inches x 7 1/2 inches.

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    2. Position the main tag die from the Tags & More 2 - Deco set so that the left side of the die is beyond the fold line so it doesn't cut the fold when die cut. Hold in place with some low tac tape and run through your die cutting machine.

    3. Use your trimmer to trim down the right hand side of the card so the edge is level with the part of the tag which was cut by the die.

    4. Open your folded tag card up and position the decorative overlay from the Tags & More 2 - Deco set so the hole in the overlay lines up with the hole in the tag and also lined up with the tag shape of the card. Run this through your die cutting machine.

    5. Trim the bottom of the tag card so it measures 6 5/8 inches.

    6. Open your folded tag card up and place the front of the card into the Sprigs Embossing Folder, position the card so that the embossing does not cover the decorative top part of your tag card. Emboss using your die cutting machine.

    7. Highlight the embossing on the front of the card by sponging over Galaxy Gold Brilliance Ink.

    8. Die cut a diamond shape reinforcement from the Tags & More 2 - Deco set from green card and adhere this over the hole on the front of the tag.

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    9. Cut a piece of white card and a piece of Elizabeth's Transparent Double Sided Tape Sheet  that are approx 3 1/4inches x 4 inches. Remove the release sheet from one side of the tape sheet and set it aside upside down on your desk (shiny side up). Adhere the Double Sided Tape sheet to the piece of white card.

    10. From the Christmas Ornaments Sceneries Peel-Off Stickers remove the Bird Ornament; two Holly Sprigs and the Ribbon. Place your pieces sticky side up onto the release sheet that we set aside earlier.

    11. Take your white card and place it with the adhesive side facing down onto the release sheet with the Peel-Offs on it. The Peel-Offs will lift from the release sheet and stick to the adhesive on the card stock.

    12. Turn your card so the release sheet is now on top. Take off the release sheet and make sure not to touch the images on the adhesive.

    13. Cover the adhesive with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and polish with your finger. You can see a video Els created using this technique here. Color your images as desired.

    14. Cut out all pieces and attach to the middle section of the card as per photo at the top.

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    15. Cut a piece of white card which is approx 3 inches x 3 1/2 inches. (TIP: I always cut my card slightly bigger than I need so I can trim down when the card is covered with glitter so any blemishes around the edges of card can be removed.

    16. Lay a length of 10 mm Elizabeth's Transparent Double Sided Tape diagonally onto the white card as per first photo above. Next lay a length of 3 mm Elizabeth's Transparent Double Sided Tape next to the 10 mm piece so it is butted up close. Add an additional length of 3 mm Double Sided Tape next to the first piece. Then lay a piece of 6 mm Elizabeth's Transparent Double Sided Tape next to the 3 mm piece. Continue placing the tape onto the card until it is completely covered. Trim excess tape off around the edges of the card. (TIP: You may want to remove some of the excess tape from the edges while you are laying out the tape to make it easier to lift off your work surface when finished cover completely with tape)

    17. Randomly remove the protective backing from the covered card and then every third piece of tape after that, being careful not to touch the adhesive you are uncovering. When you have removed the backing from the tape for the first color, cover the adhesive with Soft Green Silk Microfine Glitter. Brush off any excess glitter from the card, and polish the glitter on the card before continuing to next step.

    18. Remove the protective backing from every third piece of tape next to the Soft Green pieces and this time cover with Forest Green Silk Microfine Glitter. Repeat steps as per step 17.

    19. Remove the remaining protective backing from the tape on the card and cover with True Red Silk Microfine Glitter.

    20. Trim card so it measures 1 1/2 inches x the width of the tag. (You may want to attach the striped glittered card to the tag and trim off excess width). Reserve any extra striped glittered card for the inside of your card.

    21. Use black lines from the Black Lines Peel-Off Stickers to embellish the glittered card. (TIP: Look at your glittered piece and if you have areas that may not have been glittered select these areas to cover with the Line Peel-Off Stickers.

    22. Use the Black Ribbon Fantasy Peel-Off Stickers along the top edge of the striped glittered card.

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    23. Cut a piece of white card that will fit inside of your tag card 3 1/8 inches x 13 inches. Adhere the leftover piece of striped glittered card to the bottom of the white card and then place a piece of Black Ribbon Fantasy Peel-Off Stickers along the top edge of the striped glittered card.

    24. Use the Tags & More 2 - Deco die to die cut a piece of dark green card, trim card so it is approx 1 3/4 inches in height and attach to the top of the inside of your card. Place another piece of Black Ribbon Fantasy Peel-Off Stickers along the bottom of the green card.

    25. Die cut a star shaped reinforcement piece from red card and adhere over hole of inside of tag card.

    26. Using black ink, stamp sentiment in centre of white card.
    Thanks for stopping by today!

    Supplies: 

    Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Tags & More 2 - Deco (952)
    Sprig Embossing Folder (E127)
    Christmas Ornaments Sceneries Peel-Off Stickers (SKU 8502)
    Merry Christmas Large Peel-Off Stickers (SKU 2576)
    Black Lines Peel-Off Stickers (SKU 1016)
    Ribbon Fantasy Peel-Off Stickers Black (SKU 1276)
    Borders Assort Peel-Off Stickers (SKU 1167)
    Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter (639)
    True Red Silk Microfine Glitter (614)
    Soft Green Silk Microfine Glitter (631)
    Forest Green Silk Microfine Glitter (633)
    Elizabeth's Transparent Double Sided Tape Sheet (502)
    Elizabeth's Transparent Double Sided Tape - 3mm (505)
    Elizabeth's Transparent Double Sided Tape - 6mm (506)
    Elizabeth's Transparent Double Sided Tape - 10mm (507)
    Other
    White Card
    Red Card
    Dark Green Card
    Galaxy Gold Brilliance Pigment Ink Pad
    Black Ink Pad
    Crafter's Companion Bebunni Christmas Present
    Foam Tape


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